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Old 12-13-2003, 07:22 PM
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ignition coil selection?

hey guys my ignition coil has seen its last days so i need a good replacment im trying to save some money so the cheaper the better!i went to advance auto and they have a gp sorenson hei coil for 17 bucks the only thing is im running a 400 small block with a .60 oversize pistons performer rpm intake 750 carb and a mild cam!will this coil deliver enough spark for all this gas??or should i spend the extra and get a accel or something?and have any of u guys used autolite platnum sparkplugs?if so how do they perform?

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A stock HEI coil puts out 50,000+ volts. Should be fine.
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poncho is right on the money
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Agreed

I agree with these guys. The only negative about an Hei coil, from what I have heard, is that it looses about a few thousand volts when it gets warm, one reason for an external coil. The Hei coil does put out a good bid of juice though, you should be fine. I have used those plugs in my 99 Explorer with a 5.0. They worked ok, but I noticed the best results with the Bosch Platinum +4's. Little more money (5.99 a plug), but I think they work good. What about a Splitfire or a Splitfire Triple if you want platinum. These work great in the sbc in my firebird. I also run a 6AL ignition, but I don't think this matters to the plugs.
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